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My dog poop was black today checking if there is an issue

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He seems fine does take meds after his knee operation 1 month ago when he pooped today it was black should i be concern if his poop is black again tomorrow

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your dog! Can you tell me what medications he is taking? Is his appetite normal?Any vomiting?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He is taking vetdrofen, he threw up Monday, he is always hungry very good appetite he ways 32 lbs has not lost any weight
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Vetprofen? Ok. That is an NSAID, and with NSAIDs we do run the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers. Black stool is a sign of digested blood, which could be coming from the stomach. I would not give him any more of the medication and call your vet first thing in the morning to let them know what is happening and see if he needs an exam.

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Is he alert and energetic today? If you look at his gums are they nice and pink in color?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
how do they treat gastrointestinal ulcers
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
he is alert energetic
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
gums are pink
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Usually with a combination of drugs such as sucralfate (coats the stomach lining) and an antacid, most often we would use a drug called misoprostol. These are both prescription medications. But oftentimes we do want to check their blood count first and do an exam to be sure there isn't excessive bleeding. I am glad he seems to be doing well at home. If at any point he does become abruptly weak, looks pale, or his belly becomes very painful, then take him to the emergency vet tonight. Most likely since he is stable, he will continue to be so and can be evaluated in the morning when your vet opens.

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Please let me know if you have any other questions! If you do not, please take a moment to CLICK AND RATE our conversation so we can know if you were satisfied with your service and I can get credit for helping answer your question. Thank you and good luck!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If his poop is black in the morning do you recommend the vet
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I would recommend the vet in the morning no matter what his poop looks like! Hopefully this is just a mild ulcer, given the fact he is otherwise acting normally (other than vomiting once, which is also seen with ulcers), but I have seen these ulcers turn bad and cause a perforation of the stomach,so they shouldn't be ignored.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

You are very welcome! Best of luck to you and your dog!!!

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